Anthony received his initial training in the law practice of Smeath Pinto, pioneers in the development of loss recovery schemes. Recognising the trend of the business towards the insurance industry and away from purely legal practices, Anthony went into partnership with the Brian Johnson Insurance Group to form Linkfield, a specialist brokerage. Anthony’s development of Linkfield was also combined with his involvement with the group’s general broking clients, primarily Singapore Airlines and Bell + Howell. In 1988 Anthony sold his interest in Linkfield and formed Bastion’s parent company, Keystone Legal.
Anthony has been a member of the Lord Chancellor’s consultative committee responding to the Government’s proposed sweeping changes to Access to Justice. Anthony has also been actively involved in ABI/Law Society sponsored industry summits and has spoken at Lloyd’s of London on related insurance topics.
Chris has unusually worked in both the claims and underwriting environment for most of his career. Chris joined Zurich in 1970 and has over 35 years’ experience with particular emphasis on technical innovation coupled with strong commercial applications. Chris gained his ACII in 1978 and is a Chartered Insurer. In his final 15 years at Zurich Chris had a great deal of ‘Front line experience’ investigating a variety of classes of claims, including litigation negotiations with solicitors.
Chris’ breadth of experience and his knowledge of liability issues has proved invaluable not only in his underwriting role but also incorporated within internal training programmes. Chris has a sharp eye for identifying solutions which has manifested itself in Bastion’s range of unique and innovative insurance products.
Joseph has more than 30 years’ experience in insurance, reinsurance and related areas of financial services sector, over 25 years of which has been in C-suite positions, leading growth and implementing change. Joseph has operated in a variety of markets, mainly Malta, Gibraltar, London and 9 years in the MENA region.
Joseph was involved in the management of direct and facultative underwriting, development business, distribution channels and agency networks, acquiring, developing and managing insurance portfolios mainly general business, providing technical consultancy on insurance and reinsurance matters. Joseph was also involved in corporate governance, compliance and transformation and strategy.
Hugh has been a Member of the Board of Directors since 2005 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He has held various directorships in both Public and Private regulated Companies. He commenced his working experience over a 20-year period with a leading International Bank that was later nationalized. Hugh was appointed Group Financial Controller of various departments and subsidiaries. During his term of office, Hugh was also entrusted with the role of Chairman of the Board of Management.
After a further 8 years, Hugh took up an appointment as Financial Control of a local Bunkering Company. He was then appointed General Manager.